Higher Ed Athletics focuses on current events and governance at the intersection of higher education and intercollegiate athletics.

HEA is guided by two points of emphasis:

  1. Explain to higher education community (presidents/provosts/researchers/journalists) all about NCAA governance/standards/metrics/research to create an accurate description of the NCAA governance model that is often misrepresented
  2. Keep a pulse on innovation and state/federal legislature in higher ed to gauge its potential impact on NCAA governance

HEA founder Travis Smith hosts the Higher Ed Athletics podcast where he interviews institutional leadership and industry experts. But HEA is more than just a podcast. Through a partnership with the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute consumers can expect to see visualized data research and reports on a variety of current issues and innovation in both higher ed and the NCAA.